Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 April 2009

Gunilla Carlsson presents new strategy for Congo and meets Denis Mukwege / Press conference

 

 


 

 

Gunilla Carlsson presents new strategy for Congo and meets Denis Mukwege / Press conference

 

 

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 21, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On Thursday 23 April at 12.45, Minister for International Development Cooperation will present a new strategy for development cooperation with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the same time she will welcome Dr Denis Mukwege from Panzi Hospital in north-eastern DRC.

 

Dr Mukwege, who was recently awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize and the Olof Palme Prize, has been widely recognised for his work for the rehabilitation of women who have been the victims of abuse. In the new strategy, Sweden will place a strong focus on women’s rights and efforts to prevent, handle and combat the widespread sexual violence in the country.

 

Time and place:

Press conference

Time: Thursday 23 April, at 12.45

Place: The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Gustav Adolfs Torg 1.

 

 

Contact:

Peter Larsson

Press Secretary to Gunilla Carlsson

+46 8 405 59 39

+46 70 283 95 97

SOURCE 

Sweden – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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